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Climate Action Adaptation Plan

Climate Action & Adaptation Plan

Public Comment Through April 1, 2019

View and comment on the draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) and the Initial Study/Negative Declaration.  Community members are encouraged to provide comments on the draft plan through Monday, April 1, 2019

The City Council directed staff to develop a plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 or sooner. The CAAP is the first phase of that work and includes proposed policies and measures that would help reduce carbon emissions communitywide 80% below 1990 levels by 2030.  

The City is using an interactive platform that enables individuals to comment directly and view comments and suggestions made by others; the online draft includes supplemental information and links about existing City and regional programs and projects.

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Dune Project

Santa Monica is piloting a restoration project with the Bay Foundation - a project that promises to enhance our coastline and visitor experience, while replacing vital habitat for threatened shorebirds and creating a buffer against the effects of sea level rise.  Learn more about the Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project.

A Virtual Reality Tool to Educate and Engage the
Community on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

The Owl User Survey Final Report

Web Version 



Climate Final Report   The 15x15 Climate Action Plan, published in February 2013, was developed to meet the City’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 15% below 1990 levels by the end of 2015.

It is a short-term, action-oriented plan identifying fifteen measures that, when completed, will achieve our community greenhouse gas emission reduction goal.

15x15 Climate Action Plan (6MB) pdf
View Final Report 


Climate Infographics

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Global Warming Has Local Impacts

C-CHANGE.LA provides information on climate change in the Los Angeles region.

C-CHANGE.LA is hosted by the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, composed of leading municipal governments, agencies, universities and organizations.

Last updated: Wednesday, 02/27/2019


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